When we think about it, we realize that our ideal of truth and beauty are incompatible. The world that surrounds us is chaotic and unattractive: little or nothing is naturally subject to photography. Even when we try our best, we only succeed to produce a very few good pictures. Nevertheless, any photographer overcomes this contradiction by relying on the power of his or her viewfinder and shutter: "If only I can snap it at the right moment, then I will be able to get beautiful pictures even though almost everything around me is banal." This leitmotiv has been proven to be highly effective throughout the history. It motivated generations of photographers to brave everything and push themselves to get "the Picture".
Inspired by Photo Sélection, September 2007, p. 21